YOL. 1-NO. 97.
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THE COWARDLY DEED.
A life-long friend of Mr. Lincoln’s said, after
healing of his assassination, that he did
not believe that any man could look in his
face and strike him ; that the genial and
kindhearted nature that looked out of his
eyes and beamed in every lineament of his
face would disarm the most ferocious and de
termined assassin. This is true. Mr. Lin
coln was shot from behind. The fatal deed
and the entire conspiracy are robbed of
every element of heroism by the ingenious
plnus of escape ah'd the burned flight ot the
criminals. Had a mere .fanatic murdered the
President, an*d then, like Charlotte Corday,
made no attempt to escape, but gloried in
the deed, there would have been some ro
mance-=flome suspicion of sincerity in the
theatrical exclamation of ‘ 'Sic semper tyran
7i>s," with which Booth accompanied the
Buthis cool and well calculated plans of
escape, bis long aud intricate preparations,
the connivance of so many accomplices who
combined to aid him, and his success hither
to in escaping the hand of justice, all mark
him, as well as bis accomplices, as the hired
assassius of some leaders, who, equally cow
ardly with ' themselves, have taken good
care to keep out of harm's way. The in
spired but mistaken fanaticism of John
Brown and his followers imagined a gallant
defed and a stupendous achievement—the oc
cupation and holding of a strong and im
portant military post, and the liberation of
an oppressed race. The murder of Mr. Lin
coln vr as a cool, crafty,- and cowardly assas
A CtTRIOHS SOUVENIR OF THE WAR
JEFF. DAVIS’ COFFEE SET.
[From tbe.Elch.mond Whig, April IT.]
W« examined on Saturday the machinery
of one of those curious souvenirs of the war,
' that, that, like thefr recipients, “ cannot es
cape history.” We allude to a fancy coffee
. or tea set—we do not know which—which
formerly graced the mansion of President
Jefferson Davis, -but which was disposed of
at auction with silverware, etc., by Messrs.
Bell, Elliott & Cos., Pearl street, a few days
before the evacuation, when Mr. Davis con
cluded to “declinehousekeeping,” and make
a tour for his health. The coffee or tea set
in quCStibn is a perfect miniature or sac Mi
mile of a railroad locomotive, with lender at
tached. The locomotive boiler receives the
coffee or tea, makes and discharges it through
a spiggot, a steam whistle indicating when
the tea or codee is ready.
The boiler of the locomotive Is of porce
lain, and the figure of the fireman, of the
same material, appears on the locomotive
vigorously ringing the bell, which, we sup
pose, means the breakfast, dinner, or sup
per bell. The tender, which is an admixture
of brass and other metal, carries the sugar in
an elegant sugar caisson, with goblet for
cognac and stunning small, cut glasses. The
sides of the tender are embellished with
racks for cigars. The most curious contri
vance of alf is a secret music-box, located
somewhere iu the tender, which, beiug set
plays eight popular airs, sufiicient in length
to entertain a supper, dinner, or breakfast
party. It got obstreperous on Saturday and
refused to play “Dixie."
Tbe whole establishment, engine and ten
der, rests upon two beautiful enamelled
waiters. As we have said before, the article
was disposed of at auction, and purchased
by an Italian, A. Barratti, who, several days
ago, disposed of the same to Colonel Fried
man, ot , Philadelphia, a gentleman well
known in and out of the army. Colouel
Friedman purchased the souvenir with a view
of presenting the same to President Lincoln •
and to save the public the trouble of an ef
fort of inspecting the mechanism we have
described, we may as well state that the rare
article is on its way to Washington and the
.It "may not be inappropriate to mention
that upon the side of the locomotive, in min
iature, is emblazoned “President Jefferson
Davis,” showing that the testimonial, loco
motive and tender, were built expressly for
his use, or pleasure. Upon the front, just
where the “cow-catchcr'’ ought to be, up-
the Confederate banner and
the battle flag, entwined with the national
ensign of France. Wonder if the whole
affair wasn’t a present from “Little Nap,” a9
a testimonial of his ‘ ‘sincere regard and sj-m -
Arrest of John S. Clark, the Actor.—
- Since the arrest of Junius Brutus Booth, Mr.
John 8. Clark, brother-in-law of the assassin,
lia3 been taken into custody in Philadelphia,
by whom or ou what charge it is not known
His wife only knows that.hu was taken away
by three men, two days ago, and has not re
A Boston paper pronounces false th e re
port that Booth too assassin, was engaged
. to a daughter of Senator Hale. S *
MY LITTLE DAUGHTER'S SHOES
BT CBAKIES JAMES SPEaOCE
Two little rongh-worn stuobed shoes,
A plump, well-trodden pair;
With striped stockings thrust within,
Lie just beside my chair.
Os very homely fabric, they,
A hole is in each toe,
They must have cost, when they were new,
Some fifty cents or so.
And yet, this little worn-out pair
Is richer, far to me
Than all the jeweled sandals are
Os Eastern luxury.
This mottled leather, cracked with use.
Is satin in my sight:
These little tarnished buttons shine
With all a diamond’s light.
Search through the wardrobe of tha world 1
You shall not find me there,
So rarely made, so richly wrought.
So glorious a pair.
And why ? Because they tell of her,'
Now sound asleep above,
Whose form Is moving beauty, and
Whose heart is beating love.
They tell me of her merry langh •
Her rich, whole-hearted glee ;
Her gentleness, her innocence,
And infant purity
They tell me that her wavering stepa
Will long demand my aid;
For the old road of human liie
Is very roughly laid.
High hills a*d swift descents abound;
And, on so rude a way, »
Feet that can wear these oovorings
Would surely go astray.
Sweet little girl 1 be me mine the task
Thy feeble steps to tend 1
To be thy guide, thy counsellor.
Thy playmate and thy friend 1
And when my steps shall faltering grow,
And thine be firm and strong,
Thy strength shall lead my tottering age
Iu cheerful peace along.
Judging from what we can read, the peo
ple of the rebellious States are more anxious
to return to tbo shelter of the old Flag, than
they ever were to leave it. It cannot be
long before tho Caroliuas, Georgia, and all
the others are once more in the ‘‘Union” they
so rashly left.
From the Charleston Courier of the 6th,
we extract the following articles.
The Editor of the Courier desires to inform
tbe authois of the numerous communications
which he is daily receiving, that, while he
fully appreciates the sentiments embraced in
those communications, he must beg leave to
omit their publication at present on account
of the limited space which the Courier has
for such matters. The communications re-*
fer chiefly to re-construction, and, although
no definite course appears to be presented,
yet, it is taken for granted by the authors,
that the State of South Carolina ca’n be
placed again in the Union at the simple sug
gestion of a few irresponsible men. We
maintain the ground that men of weight and
calibre must come forward and take action
in the affairs of State. It is easy enough for
any one to alt down aud pen a few preambles
and resolutions, which will occupy a certain
space in the columns of a newspaper, but
the question is, will the public be influenced
by tuem? Action is wanted, not written
suggestions. The citizens of Charleston
wno can command respect and influence are
the prefper parties to take a leading step in
the matter of having the State adequately
represented at Washington.
Let us do away with this boy’s play, and
have something that is substantial in its na
ture and effects. Let the solid men of the
place make some effort toward re-construc
tion, and all the chances are In their favor
that they will succeed in the movement. We
want no febels to take the initiation, but
good, true, sound Union men. It cannot be
denied that there are many leading people in
this city who in times back were on the side
of the rebellion, and, perhaps; these same
p trties are desirous now of associating them
selves with the leaders of this new move
ment; but, uuless they have changed their
sentiments wholly on the questions involved
in the issues of the war, they bad better re
Correspondents, at any rate, will please
bear in mind that while the Courier opens
its columns, as far as the limited space will
admit, to the communications which they
wish to publish, it cannot be expected that
all its columns will bo devoted to that puti
pose. Judging from the communications
which we have received, the schemes and
plans of re construction are as varic and as a
person of the most erratic temperament
could imagine, but, of course, the main ques
tion must be settled by the people in some
and. finite form. F, ins ead of writing appeals
to the public, men of acknowledged talent
would proceed to convene a meeting for the
purpose of ‘obtaining the seotimeut of the
people on the matter of returning South Car
olina to the Union, they would accomplish
something In the right direction. What is
Wanted is action. The citizens not only of
this city, but this State, should prove to the
United States that they heartily support the
aims and objects of the Uuiou Government.
Wm.s the War is to End.— -During the
past lour years we have had to record fre
quently the cheerful prophecies of Secretary
be ward. To-day, we believe for the fin l
time, we have what is v<jry like a prophecy
from Secretary Stanton. His order issued
yesterday, regarding the reduction of the ex
penses of the army, discontinues the pur
chase ot supplies, “except of such as may,
with what is on hand, be -required for forces in
the field to the first of June next.” This or
der evidently intimates that our forces will
not be required “in the field” after that date.
The regular army will afterwards be large
enough to maintain peace throughout tne
whole country. The war “in the taeiu” is to
end on the first of June next.
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Detroit had a funeral procession over four
miles .in length, on Tuesday, la honor of our
Tire Washington Republican says, it is
stated that Booth, the assassin, had a com
mission of Lieutenant Colonel under the
SAVANNAH, GA., TUESDAY, MAY 9, 1865.
Farther News from Papers of
the 3d iast«
AN ARMISTICE GRANTED TO
DICK TAYLOR’S ARMY.
THE SIXTH ARMY CORPS AT DAYTILLE.
The Funeral Cortege at Chicago.
The ,Y. T. Herald on “Secretary” Mallory.
AN ARMISTICE orasted to dick taylor’s rebel
Memphis, April 30, 1865.
The Bulletin’s despatch says:—lt is said
that the rebel General Dick Taylor sent Gen
eral Hodtje to notify Gem Dana of the sur
render ot Johnston' to Gen. Sherman and to
inform him of the terms of surrender. Gen.
Dana give full credence to Dick Taylor’s
statement, and arranged an armistice with
Hodge, the terms of which are said to be an
entire cessation of hostilities, each retaining
the right to punish guerrillas; trade regula
tions and intercourse to continue under very
liberal constructions. The armistice contem
plates arrangements’on the same plan as
those proposed by Sherman, unless repudiat
ed by Gen. Dana’s superior officer. The
armistice commenced on the 29th ot April,
aud was only to be terminated after forty
eight hours’ notice.
Mobile, Ala., April 19, 1865.
An officer on General Richard Taylor’s
staff arrived just now wjth a flag of truce at
General Canby’s headquarters to make terms
for the surrender of himself aud the meu
under his command.
Nothing is yet knowtf of what transpired
between the General and Taylor’s aid-de
THE SIXTH CORPjAT DANVILLE.
General Wright, witfT the Sijth corps, of
tho Army of the PotHhac, arrived at Dan
ville, Va., from BurkeWille Junction, on last
Thursday, having made the march of over
one hundred miles in four days. Ou the.
route and at Danville he captured a large
amount of valuable property, including much
railroad running stock and the machinery
stolen from the government works at Har
per’s Ferry by the rebels. Rebel officers,
when they learned that the Sixth Corps was
moving on Danville, urgently importuned
General Meade to stop its march, on the
strength of General Sherman’s armistice with
Joe Johnston. The pnly comfort they got
from General Meade was that he would stop
General Wright when directed to do so by
his superior officer, General Grant. It is ex-
Bected that the Sixth corps will remain at
•anville for some time.
THE REMAINS OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN AT CHI-
CAOO—THE FINAL INTERMENT.
Chicago, May 2.
No public bereavement was ever so deeply
felt by the peoplo. Not only citizens from
distant parts of Illinois, but many from lowa,
Michigan and other States have come hither
to take their last farewell of the truly la
mented dead. All party distinctions and
party spirit have been entirely obliterated by
the sad eveDt which causes the heart of the
nation to throb heavily at the portals of the
A despatch has been received from Capt.
Robert Lincoln, stating that it is his mother's
request that the Oak Ridge Cemetery, at
Springfield, be the permanent burial place of
bis lather. This will be complied with.
The Court House was closed at eight
o’clock this evening, when the remains were
escorted to the railroad station, the members
of the Common Council acting as pall
bearers. - #
The cortege was flanked by bearers in
Very many persons were assembled at the.
depot to witness the departure of the train,
which will arrive at Springfield to-morrow
morniDg at eight o’clock.
The funeral will take place on Thursday
THE N. Y. HERALD ON SECRETARY MALLORT,
Mallory, the Rebel Secretary of the
Navy. —This distinguished individual, whose
occupation, like Othello's, has been gone for
some time, surrendered himself to Captain
Gibson, United States Navy, at Pensacola,
on the 10th of April. We publish a sketch
of his career in another column. Fifteen or
eighteen years ago this Mallory was the ship
ping news correspondent of the Herald at
Key West. We paid him—we forget how
much; hut it was more than he ever got
from the “Southern confederacy” for his ser
vices in the Cabinet, for we paid him in good
gold and the confederacy gave him worthless
Muilory left off writing us letters for awhile
and then began again. Shortly after the re
opening of his correspondence we discovered
that he had been elected United States Sena
tor from Florida. This was about 1851.
Upon hearing this fact we informed him that,
in our opinion, his position as Senator was
incompatible with his position on the Heraid
as an intelligent and independent correspon
dent, and that, unless ho resigned his Sena
torship, we should be obliged to dismiss him
and employ somebody else at Key West.
The truth is, we have tried several Congress
men and Senators, and find that they make
very poor journalists. • They are never ca
pable enough nor independent enough for
the requirements of this paper.
The protection of the Ilerald being thus
withdrawn fiorn him, Mallory went to the
bad. Congress gave him a place on the Naval
Committee in consideration of the naval
knowledge he had acquired as our corres-
Sondent, and when the rebellion broke out
eff. Davis made him Secretary of the rebel
navy. His office has been aljnost a sineenre;
but the pay has not been any larger than the
work. Now that .he has surrendered him
self, he will probably have to stand bis trial
for treason. When he is convicted we hope
that President Johnson will let him off as
lightly a» possible; for, after all, he is a
giMxl natnred, innocent sort of a person,
whose original sin \vu9 his ignorance of the
fact that it is better to be a Herald coires
poudent than a Senator. This was the source
of all bis woes. However, we cannot take
him back to our employ. No man who has
betrayed his country cau ever be connected
with this journal.
We are assured that Napoleon, on hearing
ofthefallo! Richmond, proposed to Eng
land to form an Anglo-French alliance for
the joint defence or Canada aud Mexico,
should either be attacked by the United
Sta*cs. It is said that the proposition was
instantly rejected by Earl Cowley, British
Minister in Paris, acting under instructions
from the. Cabinet in Loudon.
RESUMPTION OP TRAVEL IN VIRGINIA.
The necessary preparations for the re
sumption of travel on tlie Richmond and
Danville and the Petersburg!! and Lynch
burg railroads are rapidiy progressing, <<nd
in a 9hort time trains will ouce more be run
ning through to Washington via Richmond,
from Lynchburg and Danville, after an in
terruption of four years. On all the railroads
centering at Richmond, except the York
River road, trains are now runuing for some
distance out of that city. On the Virginia
Central railroad trains go as far as forty-five
miles from the city.
HEAVY DEFALCATION IN PHILADELPHIA.
The paying<el!er of the Commercial Bank
of Philadelphia disappeared on last Monday,
and on investigating his accounts it was dis
covered that there was a deficit in them
amounting to somewhere in the neighbor
hood of two hundred thousand dollars.
A prize fight took place in a barn near the
corner of Gates and Reed avenues, Brooklyn,
on last Monday night, between James Gillen
of New York, and Dennis Freel, of the Wal
labout, Brooklyn, in which the latter was de
clared the winner, after a contest of about
one hour’s duration. Francis Higgins and
James Ratigau then entered the ring, but
were disturbed by the Forty-ninth precinct
police, and the parties took to flight. Hig
gins and Gillen were arrested, and, being
brought before Justice Cornwcl 1 , were held
for a hearing. The others escaped.
A prize fight took place in Philadelphia
onTa9t Monday morning between two men
aamed James Frawley and John Turner for
five hundred dollars a side. It lasted for one
hour and twenty minutes, and both were
severely pounded. Frawley was declared
the victor. Neither of the contestants nor
any of the spectators were arrested.
PERSONAL ITEMS ABOUT THE AS
The public curiosity to learn every, thing
relating to, and intense eagerness to hear
every word which has any bearing upon, the
history or habits of the murderer of our
loved President, seems not to have abated
in the slightest degree. We accordingly ap
pend another column of interesting matter
concerning Booth, which we have compiled
from our latest exchanges.
Another Anecdote of Booth. —When J.
Wilkesßooth played in Buffalo, three years
ago, hebroke a plate glass window in the
store of O. E. Sibley, where a lot ot rebel
trophies were exhibited. He wa9 arrested,
paid the damage and a fine of fifty dol
lars, and the affair was kept out of the pa
pers. He broke the window in his rage at
seeing the exhibition of weapons taken from
Edwin Booth has not delivered himself up.
as reported. He is in New York, and if
wanted will promptly -respond to the call
of the Government.
• The Assassin’* Body.
It is known that the body of the murder
er hus been disposed of in such a manner
that none, save those immediately concerned
in the burial, know, where the remains are
deposited. Whether sunk in mid-ocean,
buried on some lonely shore below low tide
mark, or burned, and the ashes scattered to
the winds, the public know not. An East
ern paper says :
- If the motive of Bcoth was the fame that
might bo attached to a great bad act, his ig
nominious end so soon after the commission
of his crime, and his subsequent burial, away
from the tears of friends and the sympathy
of associate rascals, renders the infamy more
black and foils measurably the wish
of the perpetrator. The private dispo
sal of the body conld have been from no
feeling of mere reyenge, but to remove it
from the observation of sympathizing pil
grims and such weak people as are apt to
regard as martyrs all villians who get their
deserts, as Booth has.
It is a singular coincidence that Booth was
shot almost in tbe same place in which he
shot President Lincoln, and that he died at
twenty-two minutes past seven o’clock, the
same-hour and minute at which President
Booth’s Staee Eccentricities.
Considerable has been said about Booth
the assassin’s habit of getting excited or so
carried away by the character he was imper
sonating upon the stage ns to make a real,
instead of a mock, attack upon his .adversary
in the play. The New York Herald speaks
of one instance in that city, iu his perform
ance of Richard the Third, wbeie, roused to
intense excitement, he attacked Mr. E. L.
Tilton, tbe Richmond of the occasion, so
violently as to knock him Into the orchestra,
nearly breaking his arm.
At the commencement of his last engage
ment in Boston, which, by the by, was at
the Museum,and not the Howard Atlienscutn,
as stated by the daily papers, this “excite
ment” was spoken of among the stock com
pany at rehearsal, and subsequently Bo >tb
admitted he had “cut” men in some of his
stage combats. Upon this the leading actor
at the Museum, who was to perform Rich
mond, Reuaud, &c., in supporting Booth,
PRICE. 5 CENTS
speaking to him on the subject, said: “M r .
Booth, it may be.as well that we understand
each other before commencing the perform
ance ; there is no necessity of an actor’s be
ing hurt in a stage combat, and mark tr y
words, if you cut my fingers or even scratcu
my person witli your sword, defend yourself
in earnest, for from that moment the combat
will be a real one.”
We may add, in conclusion, that the Bos
ton professional, who is a quiet, gentlemanly
man, but who has no idea of being “cut,” i»
illustrate auotber performer’s “eccentricity,”
received not the slightest injury or even In
convenience in his stage combats with Booth,
who probably thought it not wise to exhibit
any of his “excitement” during that engage
ment. — Boston Commercial Bulletin.
More About the Assassln.
Washington, April 29:— Notice has been
given by our Consul General in Canada that
ail the criminals connected with tho murder
of Mr. Lincoln must be surrendered to tha
United States authorities. The investigation
of the case of the conspirators is now in pro
gress here. When the time arrives for the
publication of the details they will astound
the loyal Norih. As the investigation pro
gresses, additional arrests are made, the
Whole number of these now reaching nearly
two hundred, principally taken from the ad
jacent counties in Maryland. The follow
ing letter, written by John Wilkes Booth to
his mother, dated on the morning of the 14th
of April, the day of the assassination, bus
fallen into the hands of the government au
It was penned early on of the
memorable 14th of April (Good Friday), the
day on which tha assassination took place.
The letter is directed to “Mrs. M A. Booth,
No. 28 East Nineteenth street, New York,”
and bears a Washington, D. C. Post office
stamp, dated April 14. It bears some ap
pearance of having been written in consider
able haste, and is all contained on one side
of half a sheet of note paper. The contents
we give without further comment; they are
“April 14-—2 a. m.
“Dearest Mother : I know’ you expect a
letter from me, and am sure you will hardly
forgive me. But indeed I have had nothing
to write about: Everything is dull; that la,
has been till last night. (The illumination.)
Everything was bright and splendid. More
so in my eyes it it had been a dUplay in a
nobler cause. But so goes the world. Alight
makes right. I only drop you these fewlinea
to let you know I am well, and to say I have
not heard from you. Excuse brevity; am in
haste. Had one from Rose. With best love
to you all, I am your affectionate son eger,
While in the office Junius Booth was en
gaged in looking over a Bible on the table.
Wuen he had finished this, he took a nar
row slip of paper and wrote what bow ap
pears to have beeu a letter. It was written
on bbth side-; but as soon as he finished he
tore it into small pieces, and threw th«m
into the spit-box or on the floor. After he
was gone an attempt wag made to collect the
fragments, of. this letter, but without success.
Enough was found to show that the letter
was intended for. his sister, and referred to
the fact that be was waiting in the Marshal’s
office for the cars. He bade her be of good
cheer. There is also a reference to “grand
ma,” but the rest of the sentence is gone.
Attention is called to two psalms; one can
be made out—the forty-ninth; the other Is
.not decipherable, as apart of the numerals
are torn off and lost.
This gentleman, who has the slnoere sym
pathy of every man who knows his thorough
going Unionism, and i9 acquainted with bis
sensitive mental constitution, remains in
close retirement at his residence in New
York, seeing no one but a very few intimate
friends. He is completely broken down by
the events of the past fortnight. Mr. Booth
is confident that his brother Junius will be
entirely exonerated from suspicion of a‘
knowledge of John’s atrocious intentions,
as soon as he has an opportunity of explain
ing the letter on which his arrest was based.
There is abundant evidence that to neither
of his brothers did John Wilkes Boqth dare
to express his disloyal sentiments after his
summary expulsion from the house of Edwin
two years since.
Circumstances of th* Arrest of ’Junius
t BrutuS Booth.
(Prom the Philadelphia Ledger, Aptil B#.}
There were peculiar circumstances con
nected with the arrest of Junius Brutus Booth
in this- -eity. After his arrest by Detective
Krupp he was taken to the Provost Marshal’s
office to await the departure of the train for
Washington. While in the office he was in
charge of two men as a guard. He engaged
in very little conversation, but was smoking
a cigar, and during this time he frequently
took from his pocket what appeared to be
scraps of paper with which to light his cigar.
The guard did not attach any importance to
tbe act, but it afterwards transpired that
these were letters and envelopes which were
thus destroyed. After he had bepn sent
away, and the attention of Capt. Lane and
Commissioner Barret was called to the fact,
they gathered together the fragments, but the
haters were so effectually destroyed that no
thing can now be gathered from them. The
corner of-an envelope showed the printed
inscription, “Britieh Provinces” and a small
remnant of the letter inside of thiis envelope
contains only the words “your brother.”
The Tribune, in its record of the great
funeral demonstration, by a droll misprint;
says “The gallant Seventh, with 860 mms,
looked its gallantest,” That was a queer
communion of the brotherhood of war and
the sisterhood of peace.
At a grand entertainment given in Paris
by tbe Ambassadress of Austria, thirty la
dies appeared as bats, and in that strange
disguise, executed a dance with great skill.
The Prince of Wales wants more income.
His friends say he can’t dress well and keep
tip appearances unless he has more than bis
present pittance—only about $600,000. His
family is growing, you know.